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I Need Info About A Specific Journal

The Journals List or the publisher's web site are two major places to learn more about a specific journal, such as:

  • Is it peer reviewed?
  • What is the journal's scope and focus?
  • What is their editorial policy?
  • What are their submission policies?

The Journals List provides bibliographic information for newspapers, magazines, and journals that Lesley Library subscribes to, either in print or electronically. It also distinguishes scholarly, peer-reviewed journals (or "refereed") from popular magazines.

Search for a journal title and click on the journal title to select the journal. (You may see multiple journals with similar names, so choose carefully.)

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Check the description to make sure it is the correct publication. To know whether the journal is peer-reviewed, look for a "yes" in the peer-reviewed label at the bottom of the entry.

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Additionally, the publisher website for a particular journal has information about editorial and submission policies. You can search Google for the journal title; the Journals List profile for a journal also often provides the publisher's website in the URL field.

Submission information and editorial policies for a journal are usually not on the homepage. Look for About, Contact, Instructions to Authors, Author Guidelines, or Contribute links.

For more guidance see I Need to Know If a Journal Is Significant in My Field.

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